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National Apprenticeship Week: Employment Marketplace

Big Opportunities with Local Businesses

During National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week, we’re hosting our first ever Employment Marketplace. This free event, at the College’s Sim Balk Lane campus, on Tuesday 5th March (between 3.00pm - 7.30pm) is open to local employers as well as students looking to take their next steps and to those looking for employment opportunities with local businesses in and around the city.

York College works with a variety of local businesses, from sole traders to large national and even international organisations. For students studying a range of courses and subjects, the event will provide a valuable opportunity to find out about a future career path.

For local employers the event will help to showcase career and job opportunities that are available now and in the future. It’s the perfect chance for employers to engage with potential applicants, to talk about apprenticeships, vacancies, training schemes or placements and to network with local businesses and make professional connections.

For those visiting the employer stands, the event will enable them to engage with businesses and understand their training pathways and career prospects. Visitors will be able to take away application forms and current vacancy lists to kick-start their career searches.

Workshops led by careers experts and business leaders on a range of topics including Interview Skills, CV Writing and Application Hints and Tips. Applying for jobs can be challenging and the aim of the Marketplace is to breakdown barriers between employers and potential candidates.

For visitors coming to meet with employers there is no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day, bring your CV and any burning questions you may have.

There are still spaces for employers to attend; to book a stand please contact the Business Development Unit either by emailling This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling Tel: 01904 770368 selecting Option 1

We look forward to seeing you there!

National Apprenticeship Week

During National Apprenticeship Week, we will also be hosting and attending a number of events across the region:

Monday 4th March

Leeds Apprenticeship Fair, 4.00pm - 8.00pm, Leeds Arena - Organised by Leeds City Council’s Apprenticeship Hub, the fair is now firmly established as the largest event of its kind in the north of England and gives those interested in apprenticeships along with their parents and carers an unrivalled opportunity to meet and speak to some of the UK’s biggest employers.

Tuesday 5th March

Employment Marketplace, York College - Free event here at York College open to local employers as well as students looking to take their next steps and to those looking for employment opportunities with local businesses in and around the city.

Wednesday 6th March

York Apprenticeship Recruitment Event, City of York Council, West Offices - Organsied by the York Apprenticeship Hub to showcase local apprenticeship vacancies.

Thursday 7th March

York College Construction Breakfast, 7.30am - 9.30am, York College - An Employer Informations Session that will offer attendees the chance to meet the Construction Team, hear about our future plans and also provide feedback about our current and future offers.

York First Thursday Networking Lunch, 12noon - 1.30pm, The Biltmore, York - First Thursday is a networking group and opportunity for professionals, traders, grafters, business owners, managers from York and the surrounding area to meet informally.

Friday 8th March

Inspiring Women on the Yorkshire Coast on International Women’s Day, 9.30am - 4.00pm. Scarborough Art Gallery - The first International Women’s Day event in Scarborough by ‘Inspiring Women’ in partnership with ‘Scarborough Museums Trust’. International Women’s Day is a global annual event, established over one hundred years ago and is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action.

Accidental Managers and Empowering Leadership, 9.30am - 14.00pm, Selby District Council - A round off to Selby District Business Week, a 2 hour presentation will be followed by a short break then an introduction to Selby District opportunities for businesses and a panel answering questions on the Skills Agenda.

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